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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 410

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: What's cooking? It's SliTaz
  • News: Funtoo improves on Gentoo, Scientific Linux gains mindshare, Mint updates rolling-release editions, Debian and Bodhi interviews
  • Questions and answers: Personal firewall applications
    Released last week: Tiny Core Linux 3.7, Parted Magic 6.2, AVLinux 5.0
  • Site news: Annual package database update
  • New additions: Funtoo Linux
  • New distributions: BlueOnyx, BootMed, Jeoss Linux, quantOS,
  • Semplice Linux, unRAID Server
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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Leftovers: KDE

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Boot times can become slow on systems with many CPUs, partly because of the time it takes to crank up all the RAM chips. Mel Gorman recently submitted some patches to start up RAM chips in parallel instead of one after the other. One of the main problems with trying to implement such a feature—and one of the main reasons such patches haven't made it into the kernel before—is the need to avoid slowing things down for smaller systems. Read more

I so cannot wait until this Friday when Seed of Chucky is released!

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IT&C sector – engine of the economy : Kogaion and Argent – operating systems created in Cluj-Napoca

This goes for the Romanian Group for the Development of Gentoo-Derivative Technologies too. Gentoo is an operating system based on Linux or FreeBSD, which can be automatically optimized or personalized for almost any application or need. Last week the Cluj-based team launched in Bucharest and Cluj two PC operating systems that are one hundred per cent Romanian, which could be used by regular users or within public administration, the education system or defence institutions. Read more